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Engineered Surfaces

Professor Ivan Parkin PhD FRSC CChem FIMMM

Head, Chemistry Department,
University College London

(Sponsored by The Royal Society of Chemistry South East  Wales Local Section. Open to RSC Members)


This talk details the formation and functional properties of surfaces formed by chemical vapour deposition methods. It includes antimicrobial surfaces for reducing hospital acquired infection, superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic self- cleaning surfaces and transparent conducting oxides. The talk illustrates the importance of both surface chemistry and microstructure in determining functional properties. The talk includes a number of video segments including water bouncing and photo-assisted water splitting.

31st October 2012

Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
Cardiff University

Water falling onto a superhydrophobic surface. For more video’s see Prof Parkin’s web page